If a question is not directly "bad", but placed on the wrong SE network (e.g., posted on stackoverflow.com when it should have been posted on superuser.com), in addition to close-voting, should I also downvote the question? Or not?

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    Do you think How much eggs do I use for waffle batter is useful to have on the front-page of SO?
    – rene
    Jun 5, 2018 at 11:58
  • @rene no, not at all.
    – hanshenrik
    Jun 5, 2018 at 12:04
  • Three down votes will remove it from the front page and there are way more down voters then close voters so that still is a viable option. Down voting prevents that other cooks go ask questions on SO as well and less people are invited to answer 6 to 8 eggs will do.
    – rene
    Jun 5, 2018 at 12:06
  • @rene Doesn't disappearing require a net score of -4? Pretty sure answers just get greyed out at -3, at least at Arqade.
    – fbueckert
    Jun 5, 2018 at 13:33
  • @fbueckert being off-by-one isn't unfamiliar to me ...
    – rene
    Jun 5, 2018 at 13:38

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I generally do not downvote a question that is a good question, but merely submitted to the wrong stack. I will flag/VTC the question, and will sometimes explain why the question is inappropriate for the stack.

If the question is on a topic that belongs on a different stack, but would likely be closed on the “correct” stack for various poor-quality-related reasons, I will flag/VTC for a reason other than it being on the wrong stack, and will comment that the topic belongs on [whatever-stack], but would not be acceptable there in the present form because [reasons].

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